From TV 9 & 10 News..
A new way to protect Leelanau County K9 dogs on hot summer days. It’s a vehicle heat sensor device. The Grand Traverse Kennel Club donated one to the sheriff’s department.
It’s kept inside the patrol car. If the vehicle gets over a certain temperature, the officer will be paged, the car windows will automatically roll down and the car alarm will go off.
“It’s just another tool to keep our K9 safe,” said Deputy Greg Hornkohl, Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department. “If I’m out on a call where he’s not needed such as an accident, I know the temperature in his car and I know he’s safe.”
The pager can be up to 100 yards away to still get a signal. The device costs nearly $900